Singing the praises of Bel Canto

Bel Canto Book

Bel Canto, Ann Patchett's award-winning fourth novel, will be discussed during the spring meeting of the Hamon Book Club April 13. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the third floor study area of Hamon Arts Library, 6101 N. Bishop Blvd.

Jon Haupt, Music Librarian, will lead the discussion. Wine and cheese will be served.

Sponsored by the Friends of SMU Libraries and the Hamon, the event is free to the public, but space is limited. Reservations are requested and may be made by calling 214-768-3225 or e-mailing

The club's selections focus on works in which fine writing and the arts intersect. The club was launched in November with Beverly Mitchell, Hamon's Art and Dance Librarian, leading a discussion of Umberto Eco's History of Beauty.